WASHINGTON, DC - As American families are confronted with soaring gas prices, Energy and Commerce Committee leaders will commence a tour of the Gulf region on Wednesday to showcase the critical role the Gulf of Mexico plays in our nation's energy future. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) will join committee member Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), who is hosting the 2011 Offshore Energy Tour in New Orleans and South Louisiana May 18 - May 20.
Republican Leaders Urge EPA to Give American People More Time to Weigh in on New Rules Affecting Electricity PricesMay 17, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY), and Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Ranking Member James M. Inhofe (R-OK) today sent the following letter to the Obama administration urging additional time for public comment on the proposed Utility MACT rule.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today welcomed news that the Environmental Protection Agency plans to delay the effective dates for its rules impacting certain boilers and incinerators.
WASHINGTON, DC - Continuing efforts to fight high gas prices and increase American energy production, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power today continued its hearing on the American Energy Initiative with a discussion on draft legislation that would accelerate energy production on the Outer Continental Shelf.
Upton & Shimkus Comment on Obama's Anywhere but Yucca Mountain Panel - "This Administration Should Be Listening to the Nuclear Scientists, Not Political Scientists"May 13, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today expressed disbelief with reports that the Obama administration's blue ribbon commission on nuclear waste disposal is set to recommend taxpayers fund a new search for temporary storage - despite 30 years of research and billions of dollars already spent on a permanent storage site buried deep within Yucca Mountain. Media reports have indicated that the scope of the panel's review did not allow for the consideration of Yucca as an option.
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade took an important step to improve consumer product safety protections today by approving the discussion draft of H.R. ___, "Enhancing CPSC Authority and Discretion Act of 2011 (ECADA)."